Enlisted on August 20, 1862 at Iredell County, North Carolina as a Private in the 18th North Carolina Infantry, Company B at the age of 34. POW on May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. Confined on May 14, 1864 at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred on August 3, 1864 at Elmira, New York. Died of pneumonia as a POW.